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Open for Applications

Applications for IOD-4 have now closed. This mission will offer a 3U CubeSat platform and launch from the International Space Station (ISS) for an organisation demonstrating a new service capability.

IOD will help the successful applicant accelerate to ‘proof of concept’ stage by providing low-cost, fast-tracked access to orbit, and a range of operational and business support services to exploit the commercial potential of the mission.

We expect to announce the successful mission applicant before the end of September 2019, subject to contracts.

The Offer

The Offer

What this mission includes

The IOD-4 mission includes:

  • A 3U CubeSat platform from Clyde Space, including integration and testing
  • A launch opportunity from the ISS with NanoRacks
  • Business support as required, including defining the mission and business case, and developing the commercial potential of the service
  • Operational support throughout the mission
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Application deadlines

Application deadlines

Key dates for your diary

Deadline for proposals: 31st May 2019 at 12 noon

Notification to applicants: 12th June 2019

Mission development sprint sessions with the Satellite Applications Catapult: 17th June - 12th July 2019

Deadline for resubmission of proposals following mission development sprints: 12th July 2019

Pitch day to the IOD programme board: 23rd July 2019 

Contract signature deadline: 30th August 2019

Please ensure that you have read and completed all of the required documents before submitting your application. These documents are available to download below.

Application deadlines

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If you have any questions about the programme or this particular mission, please get in touch with us.

Chris Brunskill
Head of Access to Space +44 (0)1235 567999
Dr Chris Brunskill is an electronics engineer specialising in small satellite systems and mission design. He obtained a Masters of Engineering degree in electronics and satellite engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD in space robotics from the Surrey Space Centre. His work focuses on the development of new satellite applications that utilise small satellite platforms for demonstration of novel technologies and new mission concepts. Chris is passionate about open, innovative technology development in the space sector.
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Graeme Taylor
Space Missions Analyst +44 (0)1235 567999

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